There comes a time during the weeks within winter when the masses in your home start to become restless. Therefore, we’ve pinned down some places in Lafayette, IN for you to take your children during the day, or your entire family in the evenings, to get some of that energy out. These indoor winter activity times are important for everyone in the family to remain active and sane!
Play area in the Tippecanoe Mall (Lafayette, IN): A free little play area where the kids can get their imaginations running. It’s another spot where you can achieve a goal for the day while allowing the kids a fun time too.
Barnes and Noble (Lafayette, IN): Every Thursday at 10:30 A.M., Bares and Noble has a story time in their junior section. Their junior section is full of books to browse, but they also have a little train table to play on at any time. They even have some select Saturdays where they hold a story time too. Check the schedule here.
Get Air Toddler Time (Lafayette, IN): Get Air is a trampoline park, and they have a section just for little tots (under 46″)! Every Tuesday & Thursday from 10 A.M. – noon the park is only open to kids and their parents. The cost is $8/child and one adult jumps free. You’re children will be very worn out after a visit to this fun place.
Library (Downtown Lafayette, IN; West, Lafayette, IN; Tippecanoe County, IN): All three locations offer a veriety of books and movies to check out and discover, and they offer different reading times, classes, and events for children and teens alike. Feel free to check out schedules here. It is one single calendar for all locations.
Imagination Station (Lafayette, IN): Imagination Station is a science museum! Engage your little one mentally with admission to this fun place. Membership packages are available, but otherwise it is $5/person aged 2 and up.
Malone’s Gym (West Lafayette, IN): Malone’s Gymnastics hosts an Open Gym at $3/walking child. A gymnastics gym has opportunity for all shapes and sizes of child to exercise and release energy. Here is a list of through the week times and hours open.
DMG (Lafayette, IN): DMG is another gymnastics and dance gym. They offer classes for toddlers all the way to teenagers, as well as an open gym on Saturdays from 11:00 A.M – noon at $6/member and $12 for non-members. This facility is up to date, clean, and the teachers are the best around. DMG also has information about competitive dance and gymnastics if that’s something you’re interested in. Here is a list of sessions and classes.
Chuck-E.-Cheese (Lafayette, IN): An arcade! It seems like an expensive trip out, but there are ways to get around spending a fortune at Chuck-E.-Cheese. If you purchase the big amount of tokens, but stretch them out over a series of visits, this helps out a lot. Food is offered for purchase, and there are prizes to be won.
Group or membership related options:
Gym membership (Faith and YMCA): Click here for a list of gyms in the area. Some listed are equipped with indoor swimming pools, basketball courts, and childcare while you work out! These places have great indoor winter activity fun!
My Gym (Lafayette, IN): My Gym is an indoor play facility that is huge and fun for kids of all ages. There is a $75 membership fee in order to enter the gym, and they offer classes that cost extra. There are class options from babies to pre-teens in art, sports, crafts, tae-kwon-do, and more. Here is a list of the classes offered, and the price break down is here. They do offer you to try a class for free.
MOMS club Lafayette Events (Lafayette, IN): The MOMS club of Lafayette, IN is a nonprofit that enables and encourages community. They host events with guest speakers on topics like, “Staying Healthy While Being a Busy Mom” while your kids have opportunity to play with other kids from the community. Their events change weekly, but you can find them all posted with dates and locations on their FaceBook. You can join anytime.
MOPS events (Lafayette, IN): MOPS is an international organization that also enables and encourages community. Lafayette, IN has a few groups, but we’ve located one for you at River City Church. MOPS does, however, have a $100 joining fee per year to help cover costs of speakers and childcare. They are currently entering their second semester of the 2017 – 2018 year.
Here are some places that aren’t in Lafayette, IN, but they are within an hour’s drive.
Children’s Museum (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis is just a hop, skip, and a jump away, and their children’s museum is ranked number one in the United States by Parents Magazine. Forbes Magazine states that it’s the largest in the world. It has a lot of credentials, and you should definitely check it out.
Kid’s Planet (Brownsburg, IN): Kid’s Planet is a massive indoor playground that has a great reputation. Slides, arcade, trampolines, an entire toddler area, tunnels, and kinetic sand are just a few options listed. Pricing is listed here.
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